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BAE Systems to invest $45.5 million in Alabama expansion

Alabama aerospace industry

FARNBOROUGH, England – Governor Kay Ivey welcomed plans by global defense contractor BAE Systems to launch a major expansion that will create a substantial number of jobs and add new capabilities at its operations in Huntsville. In an announcement coinciding with the start of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Carpenter Technology plans Alabama Emerging Technology Center

Alabama aerospace industry

FARNBOROUGH, England  – Governor Kay Ivey joined executives of Philadelphia-based Carpenter Technology Corp. at the Farnborough International Airshow today to announce plans for adding an Emerging Technology Center at its campus in Limestone County in northern Alabama. The facility will initially focus on additive...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team begins Farnborough meetings targeting growth

Alabama aerospace industry

FARNBOROUGH, England – Alabama’s business development team at the Farnborough International Airshow began holding its initial rounds of appointments this morning with aerospace companies. Over the next two days, Governor Kay Ivey and Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, and his...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey kicks off Alabama team’s Farnborough Airshow mission

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON – Governor Kay Ivey this morning told Alabama economic development specialists in London for the Farnborough International Airshow to work vigorously to position their communities and the state for new investment in the growing aerospace sector. Governor Ivey addressed economic developers, elected leaders,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Check out 4 innovative aerospace products from Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

From space exploration to national defense, Alabama’s aerospace workers are playing key roles in all areas of the global industry, and they’re responsible for innovative, headline-grabbing products. As industry leaders gather at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow near London, it’s time to take a...

Written by Dawn Azok

Auburn University making Alabama ‘go-to place’ for additive technologies

Alabama aerospace industry

AUBURN, Alabama -- Additive technologies commonly referred to as 3-D printing are revolutionizing the manufacturing industry, giving engineers and designers new methods to create custom parts in aerospace and other industries. Auburn University is moving toward its goal of being a leader in this game-changing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gov. Ivey to lead Alabama team at Farnborough International Airshow

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey is leading a team of Alabama economic development specialists to the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow for meetings aimed at accelerating growth in the state’s aerospace and aviation industry. Governor Ivey will join a small working team from the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama officials welcome Airbus-Bombardier partnership plan

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Alabama officials today congratulated Airbus and Bombardier on making significant progress toward the completion of a partnership deal that could see the companies establish a new assembly line for Bombardier’s C Series passenger jets at Airbus’ Mobile facility. Aerospace giant Airbus...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation opens Alabama factory complex to produce unique materials

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – GE Aviation opened factory complex in Alabama today that will be the only U.S. location to produce unique materials used to manufacture ceramic components poised to revolutionize jet propulsion. The center in Huntsville is comprised of two adjacent factories standing on...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Report: 2017 projects generate nearly 15,500 new jobs across Alabama

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Companies planning new facilities or expanding existing operations in Alabama announced nearly 15,500 new jobs and more than $4.4 billion in capital investment during 2017, according to a comprehensive report detailing economic development activity in the state last year. The 2017...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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